Minor/Repaint: Animated Arcee + TRNS-01 Valkyrie Head = Cool Classics Arcee

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  1. Joey_Santana

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    Good Evening everyone.

    Ever wanted to see Arcee animated with a decent G1 head with no sculpt efforts at all?
    How about using that horrible cheap shampoo bottle plastic TRNS-01 Valkyrie you bought and then immediately regret at the first touch? Well...At least the head sculpt is fabulous...

    Sorry, the pics are kinda blurry...

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    Update : 01/23/12

    Thanks for the comments guys. I completely forgot about this topic and the custom itself...Yesterday I was dusting off my collection and reminded that I had to give her some paintwork...Little white all around I did so far.

    That's enough for now. Still thinking of modding her crotch a little but still don't know exactely what to do...

    Hands will probably stay as are...Couldn't find anything to replace them yet.

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  2. Demonss

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    Gotta do something with those hands too.. Just too animated..
     
  3. Bountyan

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    Yeah. The hands some Animated figures have are pretty damn definitive looking too, not just the head.
     
  4. doomboy536

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    Perfect apart from the hands.
     
  5. AutobotBee

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    :lol  Man that sums that POS up perfectly!

    I think your headswap looks nice, hands included. At least if you have a way to switch them out or something, they come off mid-arm so you don't have to do any weird cutting.
     
  6. Joey_Santana

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    I absolutely agree about the hands, unfortunately the forearms of the TRNS-01 Valkyrie are too thin and also ridiculously out of scale (even for the original mould IMO) to use.

    I've been thinking of getting one of those mini-dolls and chopping out her forearms and adaptate to see how it looks like.
    The beef is that the altmode will probably suffer at little...Not too much because the altmode's rear section does not exactelly need the hands to keep the both sides together...but probably the vehicle won't be looking the same.
     
  7. G60Force

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    WOW I'm so torn to usa A,Arcee as well but already have 3 molds a cool looking Arcee wannabees if properly modded..... *sigh* what to do? :( 
     
  8. UltraMagnus2008

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    Nice!!
     
  9. Solrac333

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    Very nice. With that new head, I would do a full repaint and make it less Animatey.
     
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    Awesome swap! Hands don't look all that bad.
     
  11. SMOG

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    Now I just need to buy a badly-made overpriced 3rd Party figure to get the head! :D 

    This looks great. I'd love to do something similar... the TFA Arcee is such a good base for Classics Arcee customs. I don't even really mind the hands at all... they don't look as specific as the hands on most Animated figures do.

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    Hey J.S.! Gotta agree with ya on the original figure being more or less...um...well...less, believe me, I know! :lol 

    Great use of the head which I totally agree,is the best part of that figure. As for the hands, if you were adventurous enough & wanted to, you could probably sculpt them down a bit & they'd still look and work just fine!

    Nonetheless, great mod Joey! :thumb 
     
  13. Demonss

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    One thing I was considering doing was cutting her hands off at the wrist and try to work on a set of gundam hands as the 1/144 scale hands seem to be roughly the right size and have a more classicy feel to them (in the style of the newer classics open handed poses look like Jazz and perceptor have).
     
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    Grrrrr. damn you just bought an A.Arcee for 20euro even when I told myself to save some money :D 
     
  15. Rexidus

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    I think this look fantastic as is. It doesn't seem Animated anymore to me.
     
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    any chance someone would cast that head? This looks great for a simple head swap.
     
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    Wow, the head really does work with the body. Repaint please. XD
     
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    I thought at first that this was the Igear mold's head,but then I made a quick google search and realized you were talking about the other 3rd party Arcee.I always though that TRNS-1 looked like shit,with those wreid tighs and all.Delicate warrior on the other hand.. <3

    Animated Arcee is great too,I love how she looks more like a robot,while G1 Arcee looks too much like..an "human made of metal",which is kinda stupid IMO,if you know what I mean,so I enjoy this simple mod very much and the hands don't bother me at all.
     
  19. Superquad7

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    I really like this one, man :thumb 
     
  20. Primus_feather

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    I think the Shapeway's designers here need to pay attention to this, we need a head and some hands (that attach at the elbow) to turn A.Arcee into Classic Arcee! I mean LOOK at this its just a head and it make worlds of difference! Fakebuster, MBTom I'm looking at you guys, since you do such amazing work!
     

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